"My mission and intentions are to provide you with a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental space to promote your overall wellness."

My name is Amudalat Fola Lasisi

Founder of R&R Therapy Services

I was born and raised in New York City. My study and appreciation of the human experience led me to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University.

I hold credentials as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

I have clinical experience providing individual, family, and group therapy services for children ages 7+, adolescents, and adults. I am passionate about providing culturally sensitive, collaborative, person-centered treatment utilizing evidence-based practices that best fit my client’s needs.

My therapeutic approach employs a strength-based, solution-focused model to utilize your strengths to assist you in reaching your goals. I believe all of my clients already possess the tools to live a successful & meaningful life, and I will walk with you on this therapeutic journey to discover those tools.

My name is Ashley Taylor Crum

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I’m from Long Island, NY and a  graduate of the Mental Health Counseling and Wellness  program, maintaining a 4.0 gpa at New York University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Initially my collegiate career began at Howard University where I majored in television and film production. However, with a call to service and a passionate heart for people and the human condition, I followed my purpose and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Society with an emphasis in Wellness and Development from SUNY Cortland.

I am experienced in individual counseling as well as marriage and family counseling. My style is discerning, warm, laid back, and attentive with an appropriate fun flare. My intention is to empower clients to take dominion over their lives. By that I mean, supporting you in exercising your own authority to take control of your life in an uncontrollable and unpredictable world.

You matter and you deserve healing! My goal is to create a safe landing for you to recharge and relearn, so you can relive and embrace a life of purpose.  This is a judgment free zone; no concern is too great or too small. 

"If you’re reading this I am so overjoyed because it means you are exploring options and doing the necessary vetting to find the best therapeutic fit for your healing journey."

My name is Felicia Black

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I was born and raised in New Jersey.  My curiosity and fondness for human beings propelled me to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Syracuse University.

I hold credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, and Parent Educator based in attachment, attuning, and emotional regulation.

My clinical experience includes working with children ages 5+, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. I use a number of therapeutic modalities that fit my clients needs including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Theory.

My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, strengths based and person centered. I am particularly passionate about the impact of stress and trauma in the human body and improving interventions to support trauma recovery for better emotional, physical, and relationship health.

"I am excited and grateful to help you on your journey to wellness. My desire is to provide a safe space, healing environment and attentive care to all I come into contact with."

My name is Hester Rice

Licensed Master Social Worker

I was born and raised in Central New York. My passion for helping others and our community is what led me to pursue a Master’s degree from Syracuse University in Social Work.

Being a Social Worker is not just a job, it is a calling. I like to meet a client and assist them in building on their current foundation and tools in a way that fits with their personal beliefs and values. Therapy should be a safe place to express emotions and to be met with empathy and kindness. My personal style is client-centered, culturally sensitive, empowering, and fun. Therapy does not look the same for everyone, we are all unique individuals with unique needs. Together we will discover these needs and insights to help guide you on your journey.

I am  receiving clinical supervision from Felicia Black, LCSW. My clinical experience includes working with adolescents, individuals, families, and couples for over fifteen years. My therapy modalities are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution-focused Therapy, Strength-Based, and Play Therapy.

Specialization include:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders in children and adolescents
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Social Skills/Self esteem
  • ADHD
  • Coping Skills
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • School Issue
  • Sexual and Emotional Abuse

"I want to help you become your own personal cheerleader and the navigator of your journey. Everyone deserve to be happy and feel safe in their own skin. I would be honored and grateful to guide you on your path to enlightenment ”

My name is Autumn Lancette

Permit-Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My passion and dedication to the field began with my academic pursuits. I graduated cum laude from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I then proceeded to graduate magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I currently hold a permit as a Mental Health Counselor and receive clinical supervision from Amudalat Fola Lasisi, LMHC, NCC.

I have clinical experience providing care for adults, adolescents, children (8+), families, and groups. My approach emphasizes the therapeutic alliance, where we work together using evidence-based practices to achieve your goals. Together, we can confront unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, embrace self-love, express gratitude, and discover effective coping skills at your own pace.

Drawing from my unique experiences as a Haudenosaunee woman, I am passionate about fostering an inclusive environment where we can celebrate all facets of your identity. I aim to facilitate a safe space where you feel comfortable, engaged, and heard. A space where you can be your authentic self unapologetically. I prioritize cultural sensitivity, autonomy, and ethical practice.

I believe therapy is not a “one size fits all.” I customize clinical interventions to meet the diverse needs of each one of my clients. I primarily derive from Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Gestalt Therapy.

“My mission is to act as your compass as you navigate your wellness journey. Together, we will promote your overall wellbeing and growth as an individual.”

My name is Christian Robinson

Permit-Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Congratulations on taking the first step in your healing journey!

My name is Christian, and I am a dedicated Mental Health Therapist who believes in the power of partnership, understanding, and empowerment. I graduated with my Bachelors in Psychology from Spelman College and then went on to earn my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University. I currently hold a permit as a Mental Health Counselor and receive clinical supervision from Amudalat Fola Lasisi, LMHC, NCC.

With a strong foundation in psychoanalytic approaches, I’m here to help people of all ages and backgrounds navigate life’s challenges and deepen their understanding of themselves. My compass always points towards a person-centered approach, making sure you feel heard, seen, and valued every step of the way.

My specific areas of interest include general anxiety and tackling cognitive distortions, life transitions, relationship building, race based trauma, family dysfunction, childhood traumas, decision making skills, and increasing our understanding of self. I offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling.

Feel free to click the link below to schedule an initial consultation so we can get to know each other.

“Your feelings will always be valid when you're in the room with me and we will work together to accomplish your therapeutic goals.”

My name is Yamila Evans

Counseling Intern

I am from Pasadena, California. After completing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at  Syracuse University, I continued my education at Syracuse University to pursue my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

I am committed to helping my clients develop skills that they can use to reach their goals. I am passionate about helping others and very motivated to provide the best care for my clients. My interests include research focused on sports performance, anxiety, and abuse in the Latinx community.

I work with all ages and backgrounds, and I bring a strength-based, solution-focused approach to therapy. I would like to create a safe space where my clients can accomplish their therapeutic goals. I am very empathetic, understanding, and optimistic.

“My goal is to create a collaborative, safe environment where we can accomplish your therapeutic goals.”

My name is Elizabeth Vanek

Counseling Intern

I was born and raised in Texas. After completing a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University in Psychology and Spanish, I came to Syracuse University to pursue a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

In working as a counselor, I aim to recognize you as a unique individual while exploring your strengths and tools to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. My approach aligns most with humanistic psychology theories that focus on seeing the client as a complete person, while working collaboratively within the therapeutic alliance. I believe that your experience and knowledge of yourself are invaluable within the therapy space.

My clinical interests include accessibility to culturally/linguistically informed mental health care for Latinx individuals and the experience of bicultural and/or bilingual individuals in the therapy space.

“I’m excited to work together to achieve your goals and create a safe space that fosters growth.”

My name is Raeven Hicks

Social Work Intern

I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from LeMoyne College, I am now attending Howard University to pursue my master’s degree in social work. I am a social work intern under the supervision of Felicia Black, LCSW.

My passion for helping the people in my community has led me into the field of social work. I’m committed to assisting clients to reach their goals in a way that best suits their lifestyles. I stand by the social work values that help me lead my work.

My interests include sports performance, forensic social work, and working with individuals, families, and groups to improve their quality of life.

“I’m excited to be on this collaborative journey with you to reach your goals.”